TOUR FROM RUSSIA TO OBK
13 Russian people (associate professors, graduate students, journalists, etc.) visited to OBK as a program to learn the current Japanese society from various angles. The purpose to visit to OBK was to learn Japanese “Monozukuri” which is craftsmanship in manufacturing with special emphasis on continual improvement. OBK is located at Higashi-Osaka, which is well known as “city of Monozukuri”. Also, although OBK is not a big company, they are selling many coil springs to Russia because of the good balance between high quality and reasonable price. Those Russian people were able to deepen understanding of “Monozukuri” by a good example which OBK is doing.